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"Judas Priest on a Two-Stroke Moped!"
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JULY 20, 2009 2:23AM

His Wife Found Out

Dan and Mary have not slept in the same room for nine months, since their son was born. Mary lives on the second floor of their house, and Dan on the third. They even have two sets of baby furniture, one for each of them.

They had had an on-again, off-again… Read full post »

JANUARY 28, 2009 10:08PM

Rape Gets the Torture Treatment

A couple years ago, there was a flurry of articles questioning whether the show 24 was "conservative", as in "batshit crazy neocon nonsense." The writers of the articles seemed to think there was a genuine question about this. As someone with a degree in media studies, I recognized this as one… Read full post »

JANUARY 21, 2009 5:12PM

The Two Most Powerful Men in the World

. . . are both married to women with doctorates. Michele has a juris doctor, Jill Biden a PhD in education. I believe this is the first time that both the First and Second Ladies of the United States can be addressed as "Doctor".

I am reminded of the previous election,… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2009 12:26AM

Is there anything better. . .

than hard liquor and cake? I contend that there is not. For me, it's imported Scotch, (Bruichladdich, aged 10 years, 100 proof but still completely smooth), and that great chocolate bakery cake with the white, so-sweet-it'll-melt-your-teeth frosting. The sugar rush and the alcohol buzz is fantastic,… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 26, 2008 12:40AM

CIA Totally Cool with Marital Rape

Normally, I am in favor of the CIA getting information by means other than waterboarding. However, this Washington Post article on agents handing out Viagra to tribal leaders in Afghanistan is my unmerriest Christmas surprise. full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2008 2:53PM

Gays Are Like Pizza

Rick Warren is the gift that keeps on giving. From his interview with Ann Curry:

Just because I like pizza it doesn’t mean I should marry it. Biologically, I am predisposed to enjoy the immaculate melding of mozzarella cheese, red sauce and thick crust baked to tasty perfection.

"But that d… Read full post »

DECEMBER 19, 2008 10:42PM

Rick Warren: A Modest Proposal

I have, at great risk to my sanity, been studying a particular strain of conservative propaganda. I believed, as I think a lot of liberals do, that all political ideas are derived fr… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2008 12:14AM

Defending Your Life

 (In an attempt to figure out just what the hell is wrong with us as a culture, I have decided to take apparent nonsense and analyze it quite seriously. It has to come from somewhere, right?)

Doug Giles, self-described "provocative pastor", has a column over at encouraging people to… Read full post »